1982 and beyond-alternate history of FIFA World Cups

Group D
Spain, after winning European Championship two times in row, hoped for another title, this time at World Cup, and started their campaign from three victories. Spain was followed by Poland with two victories. Cameroon once again failed to advance to knockout stage, being able to won just one match against Honduras.

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Group E
Germany, defending champions, started their campaign from impressive 4-1 victory over Russia, but in second round they suffered shocking defeat-Algeria, in second encounter with Germany at World Cup, once again won 2-1, like in 1982, and thanks to draw with Russia in next match North African team secured advance from first place in the group.

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Group F
Matches of Group F, considered by many as group of death, started with Belgium's victory over France and Chile's victory against Australia. Belgium, which was again on rise after years of drought, efeated Australia in second round and needed only draw with Chile to secure advance. Chile took lead first after own goal from Kompany, but to come ahead of Belgium Chileans needed victory by margin of two goals, which they failed to find. Belgium came from behind and tied with Chile 2-2, topping the group as result. France followed as runner-up.

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Group G
Group G started with clash of big rivals-Argentina faced England, 5th time since 1990. Despite several scored opportunites there were no goals and another episode of Anglo-Argentinian football war ended with a draw, so did another match of that group, as Iran and Ivory coast also failed to score in that round. Second and third round of matches brought narrow victories of Argentina and England over Iran and Ivory Coast. Argentina, equal on points and goal difference with England, topped the group thanks to one more goal scored.

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Group H
Scotland started its 2014 World Cup campaign from unexpected victory over Netherlands, but fortune of these teams switched in later games-Netherlands defeated USA and Colombia and topped the group, while Scotland suffered two defeats and failed to advance. Colombia and USA tied 1-1 with each other and then both won against Scotland and lost to Netherlands, finishing equal on points. Colombia advanced to knockout stage as runner-up thanks to better goal difference.

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This time unfortunately Scotland failed to advance, sometimes happen, even to my TL Scotland ;) . We'd see if 2018 would be more fortunate.
 
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So we have round of 16:

Brazil vs Uruguay

Switzerland vs Poland

Algeria vs France

Argentina vs Colombia

Croatia vs Portugal

Spain vs Italy

Belgium vs Germany

Netherlands vs England
 
Brazil vs Uruguay

Switzerland vs Poland

Algeria vs France

Argentina
vs Colombia

Croatia vs Portugal

Spain
vs Italy

Belgium vs Germany

Netherlands
vs England
 
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